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by jkeess
Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Badge placement
Replies: 35
Views: 16063

Re: Badge placement

Linking to GD. topic448-15.html
by jkeess
Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Badge placement
Replies: 35
Views: 16063

Re: Badge placement

That's fine if you're satisfied, but you didn't address the previous points. If it's a group affiliation badge, then there's nothing preventing you putting it on the necker. If it's an indivudal affiliation badge, you're getting a bunch of 9-year olds lacking real critical thinking skills to apply a...
by jkeess
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Badge placement
Replies: 35
Views: 16063

Re: Badge placement

Really? There was no guidance on the badge placement guide. In this case, you may have that wonderful variety of faith traditions wearing the same "affiliation" badge. If it means that much to the group, they can always have the church emblem on their necker, as you pointed out. As for the variety o...
by jkeess
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Badge placement
Replies: 35
Views: 16063

Re: Badge placement

It's very odd that they have a badge for religious affiliation - quite seperate from the Religion in Life Award. This seems to be a means of creating division where there doesn't need to be division, it also gives youth and adults a badge for essentially doing nothing. I wonder if they'll have a pat...
by jkeess
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Team Building
Topic: Team building among leaders
Replies: 16
Views: 41497

Re: Team building among leaders

I homebrew. Team building? Taken care of.
by jkeess
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Woohoo!! A new Uniform!!
Replies: 34
Views: 16559

Re: Woohoo!! A new Uniform!!

Where can you find the new prices?
by jkeess
Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: New Uniforms (2011)
Topic: Woohoo!! A new Uniform!!
Replies: 34
Views: 16559

Re: Woohoo!! A new Uniform!!

cubmarc - good to see a West Islander on these forms. I'm a displaced WIer myself, now residing in Fredericton. I hope the uniform engender a shift away from an obsession with rank, badges and uniform regulation I've seen since coming back in as a leader. Hopefully, the youth will be satisfied picki...
by jkeess
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Program Ideas
Topic: Kub Kar race ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 4641

Re: Kub Kar race ideas

As we're a recently re-activiated pack, we made sure to have a clinic night with parents and youth as to how to build them, weight limits, etc. We operate out of a city and not everyone has a full set of tools, so we'll do rough cuts at the pack level. As for marshalling areas, we keep the cars conf...
by jkeess
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I was the CEO...
Replies: 38
Views: 16793

Re: If I was the CEO...

For one, I would take a very hard look at why we've developed a corporate, and not a democratic, structure. I'd move SC towards becoming a participative democracy that would allow the organsiation to better reflect our societal reality. 2 - I would put much more of an emphasis on healthy living and ...
by jkeess
Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Adult Training, Development and Support
Topic: WB I, WB II - what's next ?
Replies: 54
Views: 22464

Re: WB I, WB II - what's next ?

jkeess said Originally, 2 beads were issued. When supplies became low, BP started issuing 1. It's an interesting bit of history and recognition is important. As I have my beads, I have problems whatsoever with the tradition, just the emotional attachment attached to Gillwell beads. Recognition is n...
by jkeess
Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: Adult Training, Development and Support
Topic: WB I, WB II - what's next ?
Replies: 54
Views: 22464

Re: WB I, WB II - what's next ?

As to the original intent of the topic, which was how to enhance one's scouting knowledge and ability after WB, traditionally, is to "earn one's ticket." This dates from a habit among British soldiers reuturing home form India to take up jobs along the way to earn enough to pay for the next leg of t...
by jkeess
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Adult Training, Development and Support
Topic: WB I, WB II - what's next ?
Replies: 54
Views: 22464

Re: WB I, WB II - what's next ?

There's a big difference between respecting tradition and losing the forest for the trees. Scouts is ultimately about being a healthy, knowledgeable citizen, not a debate about the number of permitted beads on a leather toggle. You may be underestimating the value of that leather thong and beads. A...
by jkeess
Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Adult Training, Development and Support
Topic: WB I, WB II - what's next ?
Replies: 54
Views: 22464

Re: WB I, WB II - what's next ?

RakelaK wrote:Maybe they are just for people who respect Scouting tradition?
There's a big difference between respecting tradition and losing the forest for the trees. Scouts is ultimately about being a healthy, knowledgeable citizen, not a debate about the number of permitted beads on a leather toggle.
by jkeess
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Adult Training, Development and Support
Topic: WB I, WB II - what's next ?
Replies: 54
Views: 22464

Re: WB I, WB II - what's next ?

It's really truly amazing how worked-up people can get over a crest and a few wooden beads.
by jkeess
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Delete the Provincial badge
Replies: 17
Views: 9633

Re: Delete the Provincial badge

There are too many badges on the uniforms to begin with, making them lok guady and some to become obssessed with placement, et cetera. I think a simple strip that simple said "Quebec" or "NB" would do the trick. Hopefully, with the uniforms, more area will move towards silk-screen badges that are le...
by jkeess
Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from PJ 2011!
Replies: 3
Views: 2742

Re: Hello from PJ 2011!

Impressive menu, I must note.
by jkeess
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Rover Scouts
Topic: Should Rover Scouts be called Youth
Replies: 21
Views: 13319

Re: Should Rover Scouts be called Youth

Fair enough on previous points, but since those who are usually interfering and controlling fall back on regulation, administration and authority, removing this backstop wouldn't hurt.
by jkeess
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Rover Scouts
Topic: Should Rover Scouts be called Youth
Replies: 21
Views: 13319

Re: Should Rover Scouts be called Youth

I disagree- I think that being "treated as adults" is not solved by a title. Which is irrelevant anyway, as I have already stated there is no title of "youth" in any registration. Again: there are two: adult & participant. Rovers are participants in the rover program. If there are issues in your ar...
by jkeess
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a place for atheism in Scouting?
Replies: 31
Views: 14058

Re: Is there a place for atheism in Scouting?

I have to note that the section on the "Atheist Rover" was not satisfying, portraying atheism as an "adolescent" phase that begins with the questioning of beliefs that will basically pass when the rover is sufficiently challenged. If you challenge the spiritual choice of one, you should challenge th...
by jkeess
Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Rover Scouts
Topic: Should Rover Scouts be called Youth
Replies: 21
Views: 13319

Re: Should Rover Scouts be called Youth

Simply that Yes, they should, but Rovers should never feel like they have been forced into leadership positions. And they aren't. We ask our rovers to help us keep up adult numbers when we have camps/activities going. They usually get drawn in themselves. As for "sharing the journey" etc., I unders...